Leonie Haimson and Cheri Kiesecker with the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy point out the astonishing amount of data being collected on our children.
Pearson monitoring student social media during PARCC testing for the New Jersey Department of Education fits the definition of Big Brother.
Look at this… Disturbing may be too kind a word for it. Creepy comes to mind. A school in New Jersey is notified by the New Jersey Department of Education that one of their students has tweeted about a test question. How would they know this? Because Pearson is monitoring student social media. You can […]
President Barack Obama plans to highlight cybersecurity in his State of the Union Address leading off with campaign-style meeting to discuss the issue.
Gee, I’m so thrilled that Governor Mike Pence “repealed” the Common Core in Indiana. *Snort* Now he’s turning his attention to student data. The Indianapolis Star reports that Indiana will track Hoosier students from school to the workplace. Imagine a giant database filled with every Hoosier student’s elementary and high school achievement test scores, SAT […]
Stop Common Core in Washington reported that there has been a bill pre-filed in Washington State that addresses student privacy rights – HB 2783 by State Representative Elizabeth Scott (R-Monroe). The bill is not up on the Washington Legislature website, but you can read it and download it here. It’s a first step toward protecting […]
Yesterday the West Virginia Board of Education approved a resolution related to how student data will be handled in the state. Here is a copy of the resolution: It’s a step. Similar to a resolution signed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad it spells out that only aggregate data will be released to the Feds […]
Governor Paul LePage (R-ME) signed an executive order that affirmed Maine’s commitment to local control and student privacy rights. It doesn’t back Maine out of the Common Core State Standards, but it is a HUGE step and other governors should be doing the same. Citizens in that state will still have the opportunity to vote […]
By Dr. Daniel B. Coupland On May 29th, 2009, Arne Duncan, the new Secretary of Education for the Obama Administration, gave a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. In the speech, he said, We want to raise the bar dramatically in terms of high standards. What we have had as a country, […]
By C.E. White This week, President Obama will be sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States of America. As a history teacher, I was elated to learn he would be placing his hand on two Bibles, one belonging to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the other belonging to President Abraham […]